South Leeds Roundup: Bonfires, Breakfast and Bins


Here’s your regular roundup of what’s making South Leeds tick on other websites, blogs and across Facebook.

Holbeck bonfire Lucy“The first Holbeck community firework display of the century” is how The Holbeck Neighbourhood Plan website is reporting Saturday’s bonfire and fireworks outside Holbeck Working Men’s Club. Note the word “first” … There are more photos of the event over on Lucy Potter’s blog LucyLines

Sticking with bonfire night, Class One at Hunslet St Mary’s primary school have blogged about making chocolate apples and drawing firework pictures. Meanwhile Reception have posted about Diwali.

The Autumn/Winter newsletter is available to download from Holbeck Elderly Aid’s website. It has hints and tips to keep warm and well fed as well information about upcoming Christmas trips.

Those of you interested in local history should find your way to Hunslet Remembered website if you haven’t already. It’s full of interesting facts and memories, not to mention a useful glossary of dialect words.

Speaking of local history, the Middleton Life group have been catching up on their blog with reports of trips, remembering old shops, the Queen’s coronation and life on the estate.

Hilary Benn MP’s weekly roundup includes the 10th anniversary of Building Blocks community nursery in Beeston and a look ahead to the Holbeck Big Conversation on Friday (8 November).

Middleton Elderly Aid have launched a new Breakfast Club on Tuesdays and a new Lunch Club on Mondays, both at St Cross Church.

“Five weeks in and 51 parcels out” reports Leeds South Foodbank. They are also asking for your vote if you shop at Adsa in Morley – please vote for them to receive a donation from the store.

Would you like to become an independent board member for Housing Leeds? Or perhaps you can help them choose a name for their new tenants magazine?

Over at Skelton Grange Environment Centre their clearing up after the recent Zombie Apocalypse. They’re also blogging about the role of traditional craft skills on their website.

If you watched “Autism: Challenging Behaviour” on BBC4 the other night, you might like to see an alternative view from Amber’s mum on the Amber’s Autism Awareness page.

And finally, the power of Cottingley Hall TRAC’s Facebook group meant that a problem with overturned wheelie bins was sorted before the South & Outer East Locality Team’s offer of help could be taken up. Now that’s community action.